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UNIQUE ID 766: A22 CHURCHILL TANK

(Model: Mark VII)

Hill 112, Esquay-Notre-Dame, France

(Location: Hill 112)


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Unique ID: 766
Added to Database: April 2009
Last Edited: 24 November 2011
Type (ID): A22 Churchill (3870)
Model (ID): Mark VII (3886)
Location Category (ID): Hill 112 (6015)
Location (ID): Hill 112 (6015)
Serial Number:
Registration: “T252348/K” painted on hull front and sides.
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Vauxhall Motors Limited, Luton, Bedfordshire, East England, Britain (Design parent and primary manufacturer)
2: C&C Military Services, Ludgershall, Buckinghamshire, South East England, Britain (Restored ca 2000)
3: Hill 112, Esquay-Notre-Dame, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France (Current location)


Text in original Preserved British Tanks publication:

[No entry]

Text in Preserved British Tanks Update:

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Text in original Preserved Tanks In France publication:

This Churchill is a Mark VII; it is missing its track guards but is otherwise in a fair condition. A plaque on the right side of the turret reads as follows:

THIS “CHURCHILL” TANK WAS PLACED HERE TO COMMEMORATE THE TANK CREWS, SUPPORTING ARMED FORCES AND MEMBERS OF THE RESISTANCE WHO TOOK PART IN THE BATTLE FOR HILL 112 JUNE – AUGUST 1944

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
CE “CHURCHILL” CHAR BLINDE A ETE DEPOSEE EN SOUVENIR DES EQUIPAGES DES CHARS, DES AUTRES FORCES ARMEES ET DES MEMBRES DE LA RESISTANCE PARTICIPANT A LA BATAILLE POUR LA COLLINE 112 EN JUIN ET AOUT 1944

NOUS NOUS SOUVIENDRONS

A plaque in front of it states “Acknowledgement to the following for their generous donations which made this memorial possible: the Military Vehicle Trust, MVT Solent Area, Invicta Military Vehicle Preservation Society, War & Peace Show, 43rd Wessex Division Association Members, 43rd Wessex Brigade, Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps, Royal Logistic Corps L.V.H.U. Glos., Royal Engineers, C&C Military Services Ltd., 112 Field Regiment R.A./T.A., Normandy Veterans Association, Brittany Ferries and members of the British Public. May we all remember them.”


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August 2007

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 26 August 2007
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1277
Added: 23 May 2009
Filename: 53CNV04_...
Views: 124
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Front right view
2: Front right view

Taken: 26 August 2007
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1278
Added: 23 May 2009
Filename: 53CNV01_...
Views: 103
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Right view
3: Right view

Taken: 26 August 2007
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1279
Added: 23 May 2009
Filename: 53CNV02_...
Views: 146
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Rear left view
4: Rear left view

Taken: 26 August 2007
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1280
Added: 23 May 2009
Filename: 53CNV05_...
Views: 151
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Rear right view
5: Rear right view

Taken: 26 August 2007
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1281
Added: 23 May 2009
Filename: 53CNV06_...
Views: 119
Select/Has Priority: 4/0
    



Turret top view
6: Turret top view

Taken: 26 August 2007
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1282
Added: 23 May 2009
Filename: 53CNV08_...
Views: 110
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Plaque on turret side
7: Plaque on turret side

Taken: 26 August 2007
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1283
Added: 23 May 2009
Filename: 53CNV07_...
Views: 139
Select/Has Priority: 17/0